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The team collects award for ‘Best Pub & Bar in East Sussex’ for 2021

You may remember that in our July newsletter we let you all know how pleased we were to have been awarded ‘Best Pub and Bar in East Sussex’ for 2021 by top industry publication ‘Pub and Bar Magazine’.

Following this fantastic win, the team were invited to attend the ‘National Pub & Bar Awards Grand Final’ in London, earlier this month. A fantastic night was had by all and we took great pride in collecting our award as county winners.

The award recognises the team effort and investment our brilliant team has made over the last 18 months.

Having to constantly adapt and pivot our operation – from introducing a takeaway service, an essentials grocery store and bottle shop during the first two lockdowns; to installing our new bespoke Bedouin Garden Tent in September, we have continued to embrace the challenges, despite the difficulties faced during the covid-19 pandemic.

We will display the award proudly in our reception area and would once again like to thank you, our valued customers, for all your support over the last year or so…we wouldn’t be where we are without all of you.

September Staycation

As the Summer season begins to draw to a close, we are keeping our fingers crossed for an ‘Indian Summer’ with plenty of warm weather and opportunities for our guests to get out and enjoy everything Sussex has to offer.

If you are hoping for the same and haven’t yet had your summer staycation then we still have some limited availability in our beautiful rooms during September.

Our 16th century pub offers the ultimate luxury staycation – nestled at the foot of The South Downs, we are surrounded by miles of peaceful paths and blissful views while being only a 10-minute drive from bohemian Brighton

Our six, individually designed, 5* rated luxury bedrooms are the perfect places to unwind – featuring rainfall showers, fluffy robes and Cowshed products. Dive into one of our 6ft beds while streaming your favourite series on one of our smart TVs and tuck into the well-stocked mini-bar.

Your new adventure starts here…

Are you looking for a new adventure working in ‘East Sussex’s Best Pub & Bar 2021’???

Then we’ve got some great news for you…

We are currently looking for:

  1. Full Time Chefs (of various levels)
  2. A Full-Time Kitchen assistant
  3. Permanent Front of House Staff (over 18s only)

Candidates should have previous experience in a busy and high-volume pub or restaurant. Excellent communication and attention to detail are also a must and, due to our rural location, all applicants must have their own transport. Shifts are variable, with evenings and weekends required.


  • Competitive salary packages.
  • Contributions towards a private Pension plan, after a qualifying period.
  • Recognised training, qualifications and career growth opportunities.
  • A rewarding bonus scheme for senior team members.

You will be supported by a friendly and experienced team, fantastic systems and some of the most amazing suppliers.

If you are passionate about hospitality and food, have previous experience and are looking for exciting new opportunities, then we want to hear from you!

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to: or call 01273 843147

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